Global Steering Committee

Global Steering Committee

Global Steering Committee

Central Banking Meetings benefit from the support and guidance of a global panel of experts.

Carl Mitchell

Head of investment analysis division

Sveriges Riksbank

Bernard Altschuler

Head of central bank coverage


Dwityapoetra S. Besar

Executive director

Bank Indonesia


▪ Executive Director, Reserve Management Department, Bank Indonesia,

▪ Chief Representative of Bank Indonesia in New York, USA. ▪ Director, Group Head of Macroprudential Research and Regulation, Bank Indonesia.

▪ Senior Economist, Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo, Japan 2004.

▪ Senior Economist, Financial Stability Division, Bank of England, London, UK 2003


Ph.D., Banking & Finance, Cass Business School, University of London, London, UK MIA., International Banking and Finance, Columbia University, New York, USA


Digital Transformation – Driving Digital Strategy, Harvard Business School, Executive Education, USA, 2021. Guest Lecturer, Systemic Risk Programs, School of Management, Yale University, USA, 2019. Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme, Said Business School, University of Oxford, 2016.

Gerardo García

Director general of central banking operations

Bank of Mexico

Jan Schmidt

Executive director of risk management

Czech National Bank

Juliusz Jabłecki

Director of the financial risk management department

National Bank of Poland

Aniq Aziz

Director of the treasury operations department

State Bank of Pakistan

Michael Buckle

Senior director of foreign reserves

Bank of Jamaica

Mr. Buckle is a member of the Bank of Jamaica’s Senior Management Team, with responsibility for the investment management of the Foreign Currency Reserves of Jamaica reporting to the Bank’s Board, Management Committee and Investment Committee.

He also has responsibility for the investment management of the Central Bank’s Pension Fund optimized with an elongated investment horizon.

Previously, he was the Director of Bank of Jamaica’s Information Communication and Technology team, with specific responsibility for the alignment of the IT Governance, Business Intelligence, Web Presence and Electronic Connectivity with the regulated entities in the financial sector.

Having started his career as an IT professional at CitiBank Jamaica, he also holds a BSc. degree in Information Technology from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica and an MBA with a double major in Finance and Technology from the University of Miami.

Moseki Caster

Director of financial markets

Bank of Botswana

Raivo Vanags

Member of the board and head of market operations

Bank of Latvia

Ricardo Martinelli

Senior advisor of the reserve management department

Central Bank of Brazil

Rod Ringrow

Head of official institutions


Solomon Kavuma

Director of financial markets

Bank of Uganda

Patricia Gulyetonda

Head, Reserves and investment management operations

Bank of Uganda

I am the Head of Reserves and Investment Management Operations at the Central Bank of Uganda since February 2022, prior to that I held several roles all revolving around the reserves management process.

My current role involves providing leadership to the portfolio management team, the global markets research as well as the external fund managers and liaison of the reserves management capacity building programs in the Bank.  The role also involves giving advice to senior management and development of reserves management proposals and frameworks including; the Investment Policy and the Strategic Asset Allocation.

Prior to this role, I was a portfolio manager responsible for the BOU’s money markets portfolio, in the foreign exchange reserves for 7 years. This  required  management and monitoring of daily fx liquidity needs for BOU & government payments, as well as investments in the money markets instruments, proposal and implementation of Strategic Asset Allocation and Investment Policy.

In addition to portfolio management, I’m passionate about efficiency in reserves management operations. In that line, I have taken a lead role in implementing two of the BOU’s reserves management systems which involved automation of the reserves management processes for improved efficiency.

I am also involved in BOU’s sustainability efforts which embody the Bank’s ESG initiatives. I am a member of the taskforce that studied and saw through to approval the Central Bank led model of Sustainability, which is currently being implemented in the BOU.

I possess a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Makerere University Business School, a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the East and Southern African Management Institute. I am a certified Prince 2 Project Management Practitioner and an ACI Financial Markets Association certified portfolio trader.

Tal Biber

Head of the markets division

Bank of Israel

Tal heads the Markets Division in the Markets Department at the Bank of Israel. 

In this capacity, he is in charge of the front office operations of the FX Reserves Management and Domestic Market Operations at the Bank of Israel. He has been at the Bank of Israel in various positions since 1993. 

The Markets Division analyses domestic and international economic and market developments for the Monetary Policy Committee. In the Covid-19 crisis, the Monetary Policy Committee established several programs in order to assist financial markets in Israel. The Markets Division transacts these programs. 

In the last decade, FX Reserves Management at the Bank of Israel diversified to include equities and corporate bonds in addition to traditional government bond investments.  

Tal has a MSc. in Management specializing in Finance from Imperial College, University of London and graduated from University College, University of London with a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics. Before joining the Bank of Israel, he worked in liability management in the private sector in the United Kingdom.

José Luís Marques

Deputy head of the markets department

Bank of Portugal

Lorelie Fernandez

Officer-in-charge of financial markets

Central Bank of the Philippines